Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Mothers & the Struggle to Juggle

Mothers & the Struggle to Juggle

Tanya is joined by Lisa Canning, a Canadian entrepreneur, author, and a mother of 9 children, to discuss her book titled, “The Possibility Mom: How to be a Great Mom and Pursue Your Dreams at the Same Time,” and why it is possible for mothers to balance both raising children and maintaining a career.

Genocide Feature – Armenian Genocide

Genocide Feature – Armenian Genocide

Tanya welcomes Dr. Rouben Adalian, Director at the Armenian National Institute, to discuss the events of the Armenian Genocide during the Ottoman Empire, as part of Counterpoint’s new mission to shine a light on some of the genocides committed in the world’s history.

 

Canada’s Sentiments on Socialism

Canada’s Sentiments on Socialism

Tanya is joined by Colin Craig, President of SecondStreet.org, to discuss his latest project titled, ‘Survivors on Socialism,’ as well as two survivors from socialist and communist countries, Marco Navarro-Genie from Nicarauga, and Aime Despaigne from Cuba, to hear their stories about life under these regimes and why they chose to come to Canada.

Ontario Election Panel

Ontario Election Panel

Tanya is joined by Elliot Hughes, Senior Advisor at Summa Strategies, and Yianni Macris, President at Lepanto Group, to look at the issues that leadership candidates are focused on heading into this summer’s election

Canada’s Housing Crisis

Canada’s Housing Crisis

Tanya welcomes Peter Shawn Taylor, editor at C2C Journal, and political commentator David Clement, to address the mountain facing those who are trying to get into Canada’s housing market

The Mental Toll of the Pandemic

The Mental Toll of the Pandemic

Tanya welcomes Sarah Kennell, National Director of Public Policy with CMHA, for a discussion on the state of mental health in Canada as we emerge from the pandemic.

Ontario is Heading to the Polls Soon

Ontario is Heading to the Polls Soon

Tanya welcomes Yianni Macris, President of Lepanto Group, and Elliot Hughes, Senior Advisor at Summa Strategies, to discuss the Ontario leadership race leading up to the election, and some of the biggest challenges facing the candidates on the campaign trail.

Marching to Ottawa

Marching to Ottawa

Tanya catches up with Canadian veteran, James Topp, while on a mission to march 4,395 km from Vancouver to Ottawa, in a continuation of the protests against government mandates, and to raise awareness for others who have been affected by these policies.

Parents’ Rights in Education

Parents’ Rights in Education

Tanya welcomes Antony Sabatini, member of the Florida House of Representatives, to discuss new legislature in Florida that empowers the rights of parents in their children’s education. Tanya is also joined by Quisha King, Florida mom and senior director with Moms for America, to examine the stipulations around the teaching of gender identity theory, in what many are calling the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Current Events Panel

Current Events Panel

Tanya is joined by political commentators Hannah Salamon-Vegh and Brock Stephenson, to unpack some of the biggest domestic and international stories making headlines around the world.

Ontario Day Care Plan

Ontario Day Care Plan

Tanya welcomes Kerry McCuaig, Fellow in Early Childhood Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and Andrea Mrozek, Senior Fellow of Cardus, for an in-depth discussion concerning the positives and negatives of Universal Childcare.

The New Federal Budget

The New Federal Budget

Tanya joins David Clement, North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center, and Kris Sims, B.C. Director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to look into the new federal budget and the potential impact on businesses and consumers.

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.